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May 19 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Your Tendons are like my Birthday Steak

I was fortunate enough to have had a great lockdown birthday this past week! As well having coffees made for me all day and full control of Netflix (Brand new series of the Last Kingdom) the real highlight was a perfectly cooked butchers rib eye steak. As I was meticulously seasoning every millimetre of steak,



May 12 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Coaches Insights: Coaching from the shoulders of giants.

The shoulders and our ability to effectively coach performance in them, to maximise strength and other physical qualities during S&C, is an outcome important for many of us I would expect? Yet do we have an understanding and the skills practically in our toolbox to do this as effectively as possible? Do we do this



May 7 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Is your CPD transfering to coaching performance?

The recent webinars set up by Aiden Oakley and Rob Pacey were hugely well received, and rightfully so. These along with recent evidence that S&C has been very CPD driven during lockdown has bought up a couple of intriguing points. I’m sat in my training facility each day alone, while the rest of the coaching



May 4 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Training your brain, staying positive

I was lucky enough to recently attend a Zoom seminar (“zooming” is definitely my bet for this year’s dictionary addition!) led by one of our fantastic members, Sally. Sally specialises in delivering first class training on how to be more resilient and it was a real eye opener for several reasons. Eye opener number 1:



April 15 , 2020 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Your Likely Body Fat Gain over Lockdown?

Barbecued chicken… Barbecued burgers… Barbecued vegetables… Its been a full on BBQ fest at my house the last week, Richard Green you would be proud (Rich is like the Raymond Blanc of BBQ). But before Friday’s flaming session, I shot a video here which shared something you likely want to consider. Through numerous calculations, I’ve



December 27 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

1 Way We’re Being Different (which could help you)

You maybe aware that currently we’re doing things rather different to the rest of the fitness world (not just Solihull, but beyond).   Its not mind bogglingly complex, nor is it outrageous…   Its simply…sharing…evidence.   What evidence?   Well while reading this I totally respect the fact that your trust is important.   Particularly



November 25 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Breaking bad nutrition (to loose body fat)

Did you see the post on facebook the other day of CP member Paul? If you didn’t then this post is even more significant for you, why? I get nutrition on its own isn’t exciting for many, instead its what healthy nutrition can give you which is exciting. And in Paul’s case it linked to



November 18 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

The Recipe for Successful Strength Training

Today I wanted to share with you insight to help you, by going straight to the point of the topic :   ‘How do I get strong for what matters to me’   I make this point of ‘what matters to you’ as today, in the world of fitness, strength is not just a single



October 5 , 2019 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Results before Chrtistmas: 2 expert insights to help you

Cold nights, clouds and drizzle are now descending over Solihull.   In fact, at my home in Shirley, it was ‘crisp’ for the first time in what seems ages!   And consequently, your thoughts regarding your fitness/conditioning, body shape, strength and physical performance can become more prominent.   In the many people we support here